Image - Deteriorating Freedom
Image - Deteriorating Freedom
Image - Deteriorating Freedom

DETERIORATING FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Our distinguished panel will discuss the increasing threats and intimidation against much of the world’s press, especially in the Middle East, which has been called the place where the freedom of the press goes to die. In countries such as Turkey, newspapers and hundreds of media outlets have been shuttered and journalists unfairly imprisoned. The panel will also discuss politically motivated attacks on CNN and Al Jazeera and the importance of free press and media.

Speakers
Janine Zacharia
Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University; Former Jerusalem Bureau Chief, The Washington Post
Robert Rosenthal
Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting; Former Managing Editor, San Francisco Chronicle; Former Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jonathan Curiel
Fulbright Scholar; Reuters Fellow, Oxford; Journalist
Additional Panelists TBA